YESTERDAY'S TOWNS

HOWDY, MY NAME IS BILL STRONG, I'LL BE YOUR "24 HOUR MAN", ROUTING YOU INTO THE PAST TO SEE WHAT THE CIRCUS WAS IN DAYS GONE BY. IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, AND MISS WHAT IT USED TO BE, THEN COME ON ALONG AS WE GO DOWN THE ROAD FOLLOWING THE ARROWS BACKWARDS, TO "YESTERDAY'S TOWNS"! IF YOU HAVE CIRCUS RELATED PICTURES YOU WOULD LIKE POSTED, SEND THEM TO,,,,yesterday1@verizon.net,,,,AND WE WILL TRY TO FIT THEM IN. "24 HOUR MAN" WILL HAVE THE FINAL DECISION ON POSTING.

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Three years at CWM made me a real traditionalist, and I keep remembering Bob Parkinson saying, "I want the people to see what the circus used to be, not what it is today. That's what this site is about!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

IN MEMORY: ANNIE "ROBBINS" EDELSTON

Jenny Wallenda has sent out the following email,

JUST GOT THE SAD NEWS THAT ANNIE EDELSTON LOST HER LAST FIGHT WITH CANCER.SHE LEFT US FOR WHAT I CALL THE BETTER PLACE WHERE THERE IS NO SICKNESS AND NO PAIN.
SHE WAS VERY DEAR TO ME, WE WERE TOGETHER ON THE RINGLING CIRCUS AND ALSO ON THE POLACK SHOW WHERE SHE WORKED WITH US IN THE ALBERTO ZOPPE RIDING ACT, SHE WAS ALSO A GREAT FLYER AND WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR ALWAYS.
REST IN PEACE MY DEAR DEAR FRIEND
FOR EVER JENNY WALLENDA


We have lost one of the dearest, most loved members of our circus community, and our hearts go out to Willie, and the Edelston family. We feel your loss.
REST WELL ANNIE.
The Wilson Family






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With the Flying Harzells

1954
Wishing Willie a Happy Birthday

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1955
Annie is on the top, just where she has always been to all of us.

8 Comments:

Anonymous The Herriotts said...

Our deepest sympathy to Willie and family. Fond memories of trouping together on Gil Gray show and years here in Sarasota and at the"club". Such A nice person, with sense of humour and quiet unassuming personality.

Very nice of you to take time to prepare such a nice tribute Bill. Am sure Annie would have liked that. Irving Berlin sure got it right." There's No People Like Show People". Rest in peace Annie. Mary Ruth and Johnny and family

4/28/2008 8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We send our deepest sympathy to the Family....They were a lovely couple and it was heartwarming to see how Willie took such tender care of his beloved Annie.
fatima & family

4/28/2008 9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Willie Cherie;
So glad that i talk to you on the telephon.we do go back many,
so many years,
Annie and you.always
were the biggest smile,
and always take people in to your so lovely hearth's.
and shushed a great couple.
so glad we got to see her at the club.we will miss her. please resived your Deepest,and sincerely
synpathy.
Julian and Mireille...

4/29/2008 6:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Visitation for Annie is tonight Wed April 30TH between 6 & 8 p.m. at Toale Bros. Funeral Home on Orange Ave.
Bill has been in the hospital since he posted this. I believe he is going home today
Penny

4/30/2008 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penny Cherie;
Please give our love to Bill and sure do hope he will be fine.
and back on the web soon.
we miss him and
we all love him dearly.
Julian and mireille...

4/30/2008 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get better Bill!! We miss you!
BG-Dallas

5/01/2008 4:37 PM  
Anonymous ninette said...

Dear Willy; I am shocked' I did not know of Annie's problems and my heart goes out to you and your family; I have so wonderfull memories of you two together, one of the nicest couple there was.
and will always remember the nice time we had where-ever it was.

Sincerely, Ninette.

5/02/2008 2:13 PM  
Anonymous ninette said...

Bill' Hury back every-one is missing you, and with the best for a fast recovery.

Ninette.

5/02/2008 2:17 PM  

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